In PKs, Neymar converted the decisive shot, delivering the long-awaited gold medal.

December 18, 2016

Fútbol-mad Brazil had never won gold in Olympic soccer. With that in mind, it brought in reinforcements for the 2016 Rio Games, tabbing national superstar Neymar as one of the designated senior players in the under-23 tournament. The decision paid off in the final against Germany. In PKs, Neymar converted the decisive shot, delivering the long-awaited gold medal. — Ben Eagle

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